In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Paul Klein, frontman for Los Angeles-based trio ‘LANY’, dished that the inspo for the band’s newest track was his brutal breakup with Dua Lipa.
Dua Lipa and Paul Klein were dating pretty full-on for a few months at the end of the 2017, breaking it off in the early days of January this year.
Paul Klein says he wrote LANY’s entire sophomore album, Malibu Nights, in 45 days. He said, “I lifted my head up for the first time in 50 days and I was like, ‘Holy shit, we just wrote album two,’” Klein explains. “I think that morning I woke up and my heart for the first time didn’t hurt worse than it did the day before.”
Thru These Tears is the first track that has surfaced in this new era of LANY. The track has the band’s signature alt synth-pop sound, coupled with Klein’s ambient vocals and tatt-worthy lyrics but this time, they’ve introduced more soft rock influence, but it’s still LANY.
The hook “In the end I’m gonna be alright / but it might take a hundred sleepless nights / to make the memories of you disappear / but right now I can’t see nothing through these tears” pays homage to the picks that Paul carried on tour, post-break up.
These picks replaced the ones that said, ‘DUA’.
This new album is expected to further unpack the details of the relationship from Paul Klein’s perspective and if rumours are trumours, Dua was totally abrupt and unwilling to try to make it work.
Paul went on to tell Zane Lowe during the Beats 1 interview, it’s “bigger than a breakup album, this is just about being human and going through the ups and downs.”
Dua Lipa is now back with the guy she was with before Paul Klein.